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BACK COVER: An army of tadpoles circle in a shallow cranny - a pool of water isolated from the rivulet that continues to the sea. An aging man enters their world. He connects the dots of their existence to other tadpole armies and other species that share the gift of life.
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Vincent James Vezza published The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek, award winning debut novel, under the pseudonym of Jackson Badgenoone, pronounced Badge-No-One. Translucent memoirs of family members are woven into historical fiction. Jackson penned a sequel novella, Neverborn, published in April, 2018.
A month later, under his given name, Vincent published a short story prequel, The Cranny. In October, 2018, he published a follow-up short story, The Monarch and the Moth. All of his works deal with change.
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1). What might tadpoles think as they confront metamorphosis?
2). Why do some people resist change?
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful observation. My books all deal with change that happened in my life, sometimes happy, other times painful. The painful times forced me to write, the happy times encouraged me to publish.
2). Why do some people resist change?
Everyone likes to be comfortable. And change often is uncomfortable. We also get into patterns in our lives and change can break those patterns. The status quo usually is easier! But not necessarily better!
Thank you Carlton for your insight. It seems that in these turbulent times, the status quo is an illusion.
Enjoy the New Year, I hope it brings many blessings.
Holidays can be a stressful time of the year with all the added activities, spending, and interactions with individuals and groups of people. Adding in a change just piles on more stress and it can make those changes more difficult to accept and adapt to. We tend to be creatures of habit and when habit is disturbed, anxiety, apprehension, and tension can occur.
Good evening Anne. Good description of the holiday challenge. Thank God our Savior leads us to a peaceful place where the cares of this world disappears and we can hear a pin drop.
No, I don't usually judge a book by its cover. I read almost all my books on my Kindle app these days and often I don't even see the cover. If I do, it's too small to really make an impression on me. I am drawn in by the title and then the back cover blurb or summary wherever it's located. I value reading other people's reviews but, I don't base my selection totally on that, either. Thank you for a chance to win a gift card. There is never enough $ for books.
Good evening Kathy. Thank you for the observation. Choosing a title is one of the greatest challenges to represent a work.
Have a blessed New Year.
Tadpoles probably think the same way we do when our bodies change. “What is happening to me!”
baby to toddler to child. Then we hit puberty (that’s a BIG change)! Mature adult then old timer, like me...LOL!
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Good evening Gail. The full beauty of the life cycle is an awesome gift. Constructing a short story based on tadpoles allowed me to consider the stages you described. Many blessings in the New Year!
2. Many people resist change out of fear for a myriad of reasons.